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1700

 

 

 

 

 

Millennium 18th Century

 

1701 The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi
The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi
         
1702 Courting Her Highness: The Story of Queen Anne
Courting Her Highness: The Story of Queen Anne
The Tokaido Road
The Tokaido Road
       
1703            
1704

 

 

  The Unredeemed Captive
The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America

Longitude
Longitude (Netflix)
Amazon

Lost at Sea
Lost at Sea, the Search for Longitude (Nova)
Netflix

Amazon
The Logitude Prize
The Longitude Prize

 

1705            
1706            
1707    

 

  The Courage of Sarah Noble
The Courage of Sarah Noble
 
1708            
1709 Vivaldi's Virgins
Vivaldi's Virgins
         
1710

 

         
1711            
1712      

 

   
1713            
1714            
1715

Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel
Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel

Devil Water (Rediscovered Classics)
Devil Water (Rediscovered Classics)
 

The Worst Jobs in History: The Georgian Age

Kidnapped
Kidnapped

Real Pirates
Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship



HORRIBLE HISTORIES - The Pirate Rulebook

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - The Black Spot (Putrid Pirates)

1716            
1717

 

      King of the Wind
King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian
Horrible Histories - Blackbeard's Song
1718           Horrible Histories: Georgian Doctor
1719      

Hero's Island
Hero’s Island (set in 1719)
Netflix streaming

Amazon
 

 

1720            
1721

Now Face to Face: A Novel
Now Face to Face: A Novel


The Red Chamber
The Red Chamber
The Pox and the Covenant
The Pox and the Covenant: Mather, Franklin, and the Epidemic That Changed America's Destiny
 

The Secret of the Sealed Room
The Secret of the Sealed Room: A Mystery of Young Benjamin Franklin

Read my review here.

Horrible Histories - Georgian Make-up
1722

 

    A History of Britain: Britainnia Incorporated 1690-1750

Count Zinzendorf
Count Zinzendorf: First Fruit (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)
1700-1760

(1722 when first approached by Moravians)
1723

 

      Gorgeous Georgians
Gorgeous Georgians: AND Vile Victorians (Horrible Histories Collections)
 
1724            
1725

 

    Monarchy
Monarchy: Rule Britannia
Amos Fortune
Amos Fortune, Free Man 
This book spans the years 1725 to 1801.
 
1726            
1727            
1728            
1729 The Daughter of Siena: A Novel
The Daughter of Siena: A Novel
         
1730            
1731            
1732            
1733         My Name Is Not Angelica
My Name Is Not Angelica
BrainPOP
Thirteen Colonies
1734            
1735

The Mirrored World: A Novel
The Mirrored World: A Novel

      The Ravenmaster's Secret
The Ravenmaster's Secret: Escape From The Tower Of London
 
1736            
1737      

John Wesley

Encounters with John Wesley Amazon rental
 

 

1738

 

 

 

 

Copper Sun

Copper Sun
 
1739            
1740            
1741      

Aristocrats
Masterpiece Theater: Aristocrats Based on 4 sisters, descendents of King Charles II

Netflix


Haydn
Joseph Haydn, The Merry Little Peasant
1732-1809

Georg Wilhelm Steller
Sea Cows, Shamans, and Scurvy: Alaska's First Naturalist: Georg Wilhelm Steller

 

1742        

John Hancock: Independent Boy (Young Patriots series)
John Hancock: Independent Boy (Young Patriots series)

The Chimney Sweep's Ransom

The Chimney Sweep's Ransom

 
1743

Outlander
Outlander

The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great
The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great
   

Catherine: The Great Journey, Russia, 1743
Catherine: The Great Journey, Russia, 1743

Calico Bush

Calico Bush

 
1744

Dragonfly in Amber
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2)

     

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone: Young Hunter and Tracker (Childhood of Famous Americans)
1734-1820

Frontier Living
Frontier Living: An Illustrated Guide to Pioneer Life in America A detailed book – good for reference (and spans quite a few years, so you can fit it in somewhere else, if desired)
Free at the Open Library online

 
1745

Here Burns My Candle
Here Burns My Candle

(Set during the Jacobite Uprising)

 

  Madame de Pompadour
Madame de Pompadour
 

Bonnie Prince Charlie

Bonnie Prince Charlie and All That
 
1746 Talwar
Talwar
         
1747 Glass-Blowers
Glass-Blowers
         
1748        

Benjamin West
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin
1738-1820 Library

 

 
1749       BBC The History of Tom Jones (published in 1749)    
1750       The Mission
The Mission 1750
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video
 

 

Follow the River
Follow the River

Netflix
1751      

Masterpiece Theater: Kidnapped

Netflix
 

 

1752

The Book of Fires
The Book of Fires: A Novel

         
1753

 

     

Benjamin Banneker
Adventure Tales of Benjamin Banneker

FREE PDF download

The Glory Field
The Glory Field
This story takes places from 1753 to the 1990's

 
1754


    French and Indian War
The War That Made America (French and Indian War 1754-1763)
Amazon
Calico Captive
Calico Captive

 

BrainPOP

French and Indian War
1755

Follow the River
Follow the River

     

The Kidnapped Prince
The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano

I Am Regina

I Am Regina

 
1756

Bound: A Novel
Bound: A Novel

     

The Light in the Forest
The Light in the Forest (French and Indian War)

In Mozart's Shadow: His Sister's Story
In Mozart's Shadow: His Sister's Story

The Matchlock Gun
The Matchlock Gun

Disney: The Light in the Forest
1757


   

The Last of the Mohicans – 1935 version (free on HULU)

The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans (1992 on Netflix) (preview – rated R)

Amazon Instant Video

William Bartram
The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America's First Naturalist 
Story is from 1747-1777

George Rogers Clark: Boy of the Northwest Frontier (Young Patriots series)
George Rogers Clark: Boy of the Northwest Frontier (Young Patriots series)

The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans (Marvel Illustrated)

 

1758

 


 

   

 

Poor Richard
Poor Richard

Mary Jemison
This book covers the years 1758-1760
Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin: Electrified the World With New Ideas

Adventure Tales: The World of Inventor Benjamin Franklin

FREE PDF download

Benjamin Franklin
Animated Hero Classics: Benjamin Franklin

What's the Big Idea Benjamin Franklin
What’s the Big Idea Ben Franklin

BrainPOP

Benjamin Franklin
1759

Finding Emilie
Finding Emilie

   

Roots
Amazon Instant Video

Roots Episode 1

Caesar's Story

Caesar's Story, 1759

 

1760 Slammerkin
Slammerkin
      Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley
Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley
 
1761 The Widow's War: A Novel
The Widow's War: A Novel
      Phillis Wheatley: Young Revolutionary PoetPhillis Wheatley: Young Revolutionary Poet  
1762       Kings & Queens George III  
1763       Roots
Amazon Instant Video
Roots Episode 2
 

Dear America: Standing in the Light (1763)

 

1764        

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing

Meet Kaya
Meet Kaya

 
1765 The Secret Diary of a Princess: a novel of Marie Antoinette
The Secret Diary of a Princess: a novel of Marie Antoinette
     

Alexander Hamilton: Young Statesman (Young Patriots series)
Alexander Hamilton: Young Statesman (Young Patriots series)

Will Northaway and the Fight for Freedom (Young American Patriots)
Will Northaway and the Fight for Freedom (Young American Patriots)

 
1766

Voyager
Voyager (Outlander)

Becoming Marie Antoinette: A Novel
Becoming Marie Antoinette: A Novel
   

Mozart
Mozart the Wonder Boy
1756-1791

Mozart's Youth (free online)

BrainPOP

Mozart
1767

 

Drums of Autumn
Drums of Autumn (Outlander)

     

Stowaway
Stowaway

Will Northaway and the Price of Loyalty (Young American Patriots)
Will Northaway and the Price of Loyalty (Young American Patriots)

 
1768

Panther in the Sky
Panther in the Sky
This book is from 1768 to 1813

    The American Pioneer

The Sign of the Beaver
The Sign of the Beaver

The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette
The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette

1769 The Rebellion of Jane Clarke: A Novel
The Rebellion of Jane Clarke: A Novel
The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette: A Novel
The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette: A Novel
 

 

John Treegate's Musket
John Treegate's Musket

Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769

 
1770

The Fiery Cross
The Fiery Cross (Outlander)

Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette
Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette
This books is from 1770 to 1792

Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

   

The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre
The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

 
1771

 

     

Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys (Cornerstones of Freedom, Second Series)
 
1772        

The Warrior's Challenge

The Warrior's Challenge

 
1773

From Sea to Shining Sea
From Sea to Shining Sea
This book is from 1773 to 1806

Blood Sisters
Blood SistersThis book is from 1773 to 1793

 

 

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party (Graphic History)
 
1774

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander)

Warrior Woman: The Exceptional Life Story of Nonhelema, Shawnee Indian Woman Chief
Warrior Woman: The Exceptional Life Story of Nonhelema, Shawnee Indian Woman Chief

Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow: A Novel of Marie Antoinette
Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow: A Novel of Marie Antoinette
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
 

The White Seneca
The White Seneca
FREE at Google books (This books spans 1774-1779)

Emma's Journal: The Story of a Colonial Girl
Emma's Journal: The Story of a Colonial Girl

My Name Is America: The Journal Of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot
My Name Is America: The Journal Of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot

Meet Felicity
Meet Felicity

 
1775

The Schoolmaster's Daughter: A Novel of the American Revolution
The Schoolmaster's Daughter: A Novel of the American Revolution

Ashenden
Ashenden
This book is from 1775 to 2010

Daughter of Liberty (The American Patriot Series, Book 1)
Daughter of Liberty (The American Patriot Series, Book 1)

Native Son (The American Patriot Series, Book 2)
Native Son (The American Patriot Series, Book 2)

The Midwife's Revolt
The Midwife's Revolt
  Paul Revere
Paul Revere: The Midnight Rider
Netflix streaming

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

The Runaway's Revenge

The Runaway's Revenge

My Brother Sam Is Dead
My Brother Sam Is Dead

Give Me Liberty
Give Me Liberty

Soldier's Secret: The Story of Deborah Sampson
Soldier's Secret: The Story of Deborah Sampson

 

School House Rock – Shot Heard Round the World

And Then What Happened Paul Revere?

1776

An Echo in the Bone
An Echo in the Bone: A Novel (Outlander)

Wind of the Spirit (The American Patriot Series, Book 3)Wind of the Spirit (The American Patriot Series, Book 3)

Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution
Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution

1776
1776: The Illustrated Edition
Interactive book!
1300 L
This is a nice, BIG coffee table sized book with removeable documents,. The book has a thick slipcover it slides out of.

The Patriot
The Patriot

Adam Smith (Father of Economics)

Causes of the American Revolution
Declaration of Independence

Captain Cook

Captain Cook: Obsession & Discovery

It’s Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration music video

The Patriot (preview) 1776 South Carolina

PBS Liberty Series
Episode 1

1776
1776 (Preview for small amount of innuendo as well as the word d@mn , etc.)

Rough Crossing
Rough Crossings
Amazon

Revolution Revisited

Revolution Revisited
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

Freedom A History of US Revolution

Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution
Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution

Toliver's Secret
Toliver's Secret

Phoebe the Spy
Phoebe the Spy

Woods Runner
Woods Runner

Captain Cook
You Wouldn't Want to Travel With Captain Cook!: A Voyage You'd Rather Not Make

George vs. George
George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides

King George

King George: What Was His Problem?: The Whole Hilarious Story of the Revolution

The signers
The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence

Spy!
Spy! (About Nathan Hale)


BrainPOP
American Revolution

School House Rock Fireworks

School House Rock No More Kings

Horrible Histories: Rotten Revolution

Johnny Tremain

 

Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow

 

Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids

 

1777

Crucible of War (The American Patriot Series)
Crucible of War (The American Patriot Series)

   

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

Drums along the Mohawk
Drums Along the Mohawk
Netflix

George Washington: Night of Decision at Valley Forge
1777-1778

Lafayette
Lafayette: The Lost Hero
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

The Dutchess
The Duchess

American Revolution
Letters for Freedom: The American Revolution Interactive book! Read a review of this book here.

Chains
Chains
Set in the Revolution and is about a slave who belongs to a Loyalist family

Forge
Forge (Sequel to Chains, set in the winter of 1777-1778)

Liberty or Death
Liberty or Death: The Surprising Story of Runaway Slaves who Sided with the British During the American Revolution

The Reb and the Redcoats
The Reb and the Redcoats
The Revolutionary War from a British perspective!

Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow
Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow

 


Animated Hero Classics: General George Washington

 

1778

The Red Heart
The Red Heart
This book is from 1778 to 1847

 

   

Roots
Amazon Instant Video
Roots Episode 3

Daniel Boone (1936 movie)

Daniel Boone Trailblazer – 1956 movie

Biography: Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone - Season One

Daniel Boone

The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road 

The Fighting Ground
The Fighting Ground

 

1779

The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War
The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War

Celia Garth (Rediscovered Classics)
Celia Garth (Rediscovered Classics)
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
This was a decent movie that is wholesome enough for kids to see. My family enjoyed it.

Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor
Netflix

The Real Benedict Arnold
(1779 changed sides in the war)
The Real Benedict Arnold

The Notorious Benedict Arnold
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

At Seneca Castle
At Seneca Castle
FREE at Google books

 

1780

 

   

In Search of Beethoven
In Search of Beethoven
Netflix streaming

 

Beethoven
Ludwig Beethoven & the Chiming Tower Bells
1770-1827

William Henry Harrison: Young Tippecanoe (Young Patriots series)
William Henry Harrison: Young Tippecanoe (Young Patriots series)

Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox
Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox

Lavoisier
Antoine Lavoisier: Founder of Modern Chemistry: Physical Science

Animated Hero Classics
Animated Hero Classics: Beethoven

Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Netflix

 

BrainPOP

Ludwig Van Beethoven
1781 The Queen's Dollmaker
The Queen's Dollmaker
         
1782 Annette Vallon
Annette Vallon
         
1783

 

   

 

The Young United States
The Young United States, 1783-1830: A Time of Change and Growth, a Time of Learning Democracy, a Time of New Ways of Living, Thinking, and Doing

Free at the Open Library online
 
1784 The Secret Wife of King George IV
The Secret Wife of King George IV
     

The Cabin Faced West

The Cabin Faced West

 
1785            
1786            
1787

Courage

Courage

Before the Storm
Before the Storm

 

 

William Carey
William Carey: Obliged to Go (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) 

We the kids

We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

The United States Constitution
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation

Our Living Constitution
Our Living Constitution, Grades 5 - 8: Then and Now
(workbook)

In Search of Honor
In Search of Honor
1787-1793


Shhh We're writing the constitution
Shhh We’re Writing the Constitution

School House Rock Preamble
Schoolhouse Rock Preamble

School House Rock Three Ring Government

BrainPOP

Constitution
1788

Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

   

Mary Bryant
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (preview)
A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Other link

Amazon
The Lacemaker and the Princess
The Lacemaker and the Princess

 

1789

A Place of Greater Safety: A Novel
A Place of Greater Safety: A Novel

Confessions of Marie Antoinette: A Novel
Confessions of Marie Antoinette: A Novel

Farewell, My Queen
Farewell, My Queen

 

The Real George Washington
National Geographic Expedition Week: The Real George Washington
Many reviewers didn’t like this movie. I think it will be interesting to contrast the man vs. the myth. I’ll write more after I’ve watched it.

The Greatest Heroes in History: George Washington

Biography
Biography: George Washington: American Revolutionary (HULU)
Netflix streaming
Amazon

Roots
Amazon Instant Video
Roots Episode 4

America's Godly Heritage
America’s Godly Heritage
Netflix Streaming
Amazon

The Red Necklace
The Red Necklace

George Washington
George Washington

George Washington
George Washington's World

 

Animated Hero Classics
Animated Hero Classics: George Washington
Amazon

 

BrainPOP

George Washington
1790

The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel Free for Kindle

 

 

 

Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette: The Journey

The Lost King of France

The Lost King of France: How DNA Solved the Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

The Supersizers Eat the French Revolution

Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France

Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

The French Revolution

The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Netflix streaming
Amazon

The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934 version)
Netflix streaming
Amazon

The Shakers
Ken Burns’ America: The Shakers (established in the 1790’s)
Netflix streaming

Khan Academy videos:
French Revolution (Part 1)
French Revolution (Part 2)
French Revolution (Part 3) - Reign of Terror

French Revolution (Part 4) - The Rise of Napoleon
The Little Dauphin
The Little Dauphin (Free)
Free at Google Books This is a sad story about what happened to the young prince of France.

BrainPOP
French Revolution

 

1791

The Kitchen House
The Kitchen House

    A History of Britain: The Wrong Empire 1750-1800

Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Justin Morgan Had a Horse

The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights (Cornerstones of Freedom: Third)

BrainPOP

Bill of Rights

 

1792 Into the Wilderness (Wilderness Saga 1)
Into the Wilderness (Wilderness Saga 1)
   

Goya's Ghosts
Goya’s Ghosts (
Netflix

Amazon Instant Video

Goya

Francisco Goya 

 

1793


 

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

The Lost King of France: A True Story of Revolution, Revenge, and DNA
The Lost King of France: A True Story of Revolution, Revenge, and DNA

 

 

Fever
Fever 1793

Dr. Jenner
Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster: The Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine: The Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine

William Carey: Obliged to Go (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)
William Carey: Obliged to Go (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

Catherine the Great

The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)

Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great (PBS)

BrainPOP

Political Party Origins
1794

Désirée
Désirée

This book is from 1794 to 1810

      The Silver Blade
The Silver Blade
 
1795    

The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine
The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine

Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter
Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter

  John Audubon: Young Naturalist (Young Patriots series)
John Audubon: Young Naturalist (Young Patriots series)
 
1796            
1797    

 

John Adams
John Adams (HBO Miniseries)

Eli Whitney – The Cotton Gin (2 min)

Biography: John and Abagail Adams: Love and Liberty (HULU)

The Adams Chronicles
The Adams Chronicles
Netflix

Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin (Graphic Library, Inventions and Discovery series)

John Adams

Revolutionary John Adams


BrainPOP
John Adams

 

1798       A History of Britain: Forces of Nature 1780-1832  
1799 Sharpe's Tiger
Sharpe's Tiger
      The Academie
The Academie
 
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